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murdoch and his media empire. germany pushes for a resolution against syria at the u.n. security council in new york. -- prevails in a throughly sprint finish to win his first tour de france. british lawmakers have summoned rupert murdoch and his top executives for questioning the scandal that his on his media outlets, spied on politicians, celebrities, and the victims of crimes. according to police, investigations into those charges are being blocked by his employees. gordon brown has now accused the news managers of hiring criminals to obtain his private information. >> he is what the highest level victims of the hacking scandal. the former prime minister gordon brown. brown has accused the british newspapers of illegally obtaining private information about his family. he alleges the use this information to publish the news that his newborn son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. a new police investigation will ensure that the culprits are punished. >> this looks like yet another example of an appalling invasion of privacy and had been a personal data. my heart goes out to gordon brown
"news of the world". the rupert murdoch media conglomerate has closed the paper. and it delayed efforts today to take over another company, british sky broadcasting or, b- sky-b. we have a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: gordon brown wooed the murdoch empire like the best of them. but they turned on him, backing david cameron in the last election. today, he turned on them. gordon brown believes his phone and that of his wife may have been hacked into by the "news of the world." he believes someone working on behalf of the "sunday times" accessed his bank account and he believes his son's medical records were obtained by the "sun" newspaper. >> that they had information that fraser had cystic fibrosis which was a matter that they the family were just getting their heads around at the time and dealing with. >> reporter: it was a fast moving day of swirling allegations, political and corporate positioning. amongst the allegations, it was suggested that royal protection officers in the police force had sold confidential royal numbers to the news of the
, saying the true death toll is much higher. news corporation owner billionaire rupert murdoch has agreed to give evidence next tuesday to a british parliamentary committee investigating illegal activities at his british newspapers. murdoch and his son james will appear with rebecca brooks, the chief ceo of the british newspaper branch. she is also the former chief editor of "the news of the world," the tabloid which closed in the face of mounting evidence that it and other newspapers gained information by illegal means such as hacked voice mails and buying of policemen. the planned merger of the new york and frankfurt stock exchanges has passed another milestone. >> a large portion of shareholders approved the deal, which creates the world's biggest stock exchange. the approval was one of the last major obstacles to the merger plan. nyse/ueor -- nyse/euronext shareholders already gave the approval last week. authorits 1 5 biion euros in long-term bonds, but only high yields, reflecting concerns over rome's ability to stabilize finances. european shares lost ground for the fourth time in
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